Budget 2019

It is not that Amy Adams objects to Grant Robertson's so-called Wellbeing Budget that he is set to unveil on Thursday.

What National's shadow finance minister objects to is the notion that Robertson has come up with something dramatically new.

In particular Adams objects to his suggestion that the Wellbeing Budget is ushering in a new era of multi-agency approach to the Budget that will determine funding on an evidenced-based approach and the advice of experts.

"I think there a rewrite of history going on. It isn't the first time there have been joint Budget bids," she told the Herald.